Norway stocks higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.58%

Norway stocks were higher after the close , as gains in the Diversified Financials, Utilities and Auto & components sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.58%.

The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Grieg Seafood (OL:GSFO), which rose 4.62% or 4.40 points to trade at 99.60 at the close. Meanwhile, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL:TGS) added 4.23% or 13.5 points to end at 333.0 and SalMar ASA (OL:SALM) was up 2.64% or 11.00 points to 428.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were REC Silicon ASA (OL:REC), which fell 1.57% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.78 at the close. Yara International ASA (OL:YAR) declined 0.61% or 2.2 points to end at 361.2 and Orkla ASA (OL:ORK) was down 0.40% or 0.28 points to 68.98.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 84 to 76 and 28 ended unchanged.

Shares in TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL:TGS) rose to all time highs; up 4.23% or 13.5 to 333.0.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.40% or 0.96 to $69.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.05% or 0.77 to hit $73.98 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 4.30 to trade at $1218.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.20% to 9.5321, while USD/NOK fell 0.02% to 8.2547.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.22./

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